Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2011 - Chi Kung - The Art of Effortless Power

For those of you familiar with Chi Kung, it may come as no surprise this form of effortless power can save lives!  Diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21 and given only 8 to 9 months to live, Irina Beniot, of Lasting Change Hypnosis, looked to Chi Kung as a possible cure.  In the Communist Regime of Moscow, under the tutelage of a Chinese Medicine local practitioner, Irina practised Chi Kung exercises daily in efforts to restore her health.  Instead of a death sentence, within 6 to 9 months Irina's blood levels were back to normal.

"Chi Kung most likely originated long before traditional Chinese medicine", Irina reveals.  "In China they found clay tablets with pictures of people practising Chi Kung.  They did research and found these to be 8,000 to 10,000 years old.  It appears Chi Kung came long before the traditional Chinese medicine.  Chi Kung translates to working with the chi which is life force energy, also known as qui, hara and prana.  It is the same life force that surrounds us, know as the breath of life.  It is the art of breathing, deep relaxation, focused awareness and meditation." 
Irina explains Chi Kung utilizes "very slow movements, focusing our awareness inward.  We're training the mind to stay in certain parts of the body.  In traditional Chinese medicine they call them Tai Chuangs or Cauldrans; three major energy centres."  We learnt the Lower Tai Chuang is the stomach, the Middle Tai Chuang is the heart, and the Upper Tai Chuang is the Third Eye.  Being the most vital centres in the body, they regulate all the energy between the organs and systems; the nervous system, the cranial system, hormones, all relationships within the body.

Chi Kung's main focus is the Lower Tai Chuang.  "When we are babies," states Irina, "We are connected to our mothers by the umbilical cord."  Comparing the belly button area (believed to be the energy that was given to us by our parents) as a "million dollars in our bank account" Irina surmises every organ, and all energy needed goes to the bank to make a withdrawl.  "We are born with that energy, that million dollar account, yet we're wasting (spending) it by way of foods we eat, water we drink, toxic emotions/thoughts and lifestyle.  Attributing this to lack of communication, Irina reasons, "No one taught us how to deal with our negative thoughts and feelings."  Chinese medicine, Chi Kung, can help us preserve the energy within our body by opening blocked pathways (Meridians).  "With the Chi Kung, you learn how to bring the energy in and feed your organs with that abundance of energy.  This helps your immune system to recover; to turn on the self-healing mechanism."

"I believe Chi Kung is a natural gift we must use", Irina says, noting there's a reason why it's been practised for centuries.  "I've trained over 1000 people who claim Chi Kung has saved their lives."

Click here to contact Irina Benoit and hear about her upcoming Chi Kung Workshops.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Farewell Maryanne Grabowski - Forever Loved, Forever Missed

Do you believe in angels on earth?  Doreen Virtue's book Realms of the Earth Angels affirms angels among us were incarnated with the soul purpose of assisting and evolutionizing the planet.  Such an angel was Maryanne Grabowski

On October 12, 2011, Maryanne joined the Ask Your Angels Talk Show to share her belief in positive thinking and healthy affirmations.  Knowing we have the power to change our lives, Maryanne's message is clear - keep positive!  It is the key to good health, happiness, joy, peace and success! 

If you're reading this blog, most likely you understand we all have our individual paths to follow.  Yet we are also spiritually connected throughout this journey we call life, or the human experience.  Like so many others, I felt an instant connection with Maryanne.  An old soul, her divine purpose was to educate and guide us, keeping our flight at a high altitude.

With only two hours to go before our October 19th show (Michelle Desrochers from Canada's Most Haunted was to return as our guest) I learnt Maryanne Grabowski passed away from a brain aneurism that day.  Overcome with grief, I immediately cancelled our scheduled show. 

Our earth angel has fallen.  Knowing Maryanne's positive influence in my life, it is evident her passing will affect many.  That night, on BlogTV, I requested a candlelight prayer in honor of Maryanne Grabowski.  Her love for humanity gave us a great gift - one that will live on forever.  Today, I ask you to be thankful for all your blessings.  I invite you to review Maryanne's words (Reflect the Soul Within - Be the Change You Wish to See) and live your lives positively.  Most of all, never forget Maryanne Grabowski

Click here to view the Ask Your Angels tribute to Maryanne.

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.  ~George Elliot

Maryanne, Forever in Our Hearts

Skies of gloom
Torrents of rain;
The angry earth
Reflects our pain
The memory of you
Time can’t erase
Though the Universe keeps
It’s steady pace.
Time goes on
As do we.
Your soul soars free.
Another angel beckoned home
We’re left bewildered and alone.
Forever friend
Your legacy,
Has no end.
Without hesitation
Shared affirmations
Through meditation
Words pure of heart
In a world slowly sinking
You lifted us up
With positive thinking
Our journey continues
Deprived of fear
Knowing in spirit
Your are near.
Inspiring, guiding
Until we meet
At Heaven’s door.

In loving memory of Maryanne Grabowski,
by your friend, Christine Frances (Ask Your Angels)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Reflect the Soul Within - Be the Change You Want to See

Maryanne Grabowski from Florence Dwelling joined me to discuss the power of positive thinking.

"In the world we live in today with all of the negative influences around us, whether it be media, talking in a social group, the first thing you do in the morning such as picking up the paper - a negative statement in the headlines, these have already bombarded you in your first few minutes." Maryanne acknowledges keeping positive isn't always easy. "Upon awakening, meditation allows you to have focus to do your affirmations along with your mind and body work. Yoga encompasses all. Healing the body and mind together are the prime objective."

At Florence Dwelling (a spiritual centre located at 143 Locke Street in Hamilton, ON), Maryanne and her partner Terry offer worshops on a variety of energy healing topics, such as Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation Classes, Healing Circles, Angel Magic, Psychic Healing, Angel Card Readings (compliments of T.K. Atkinson who appeared on our show a few weeks back) including Spiritual and Positive Affirmations. A variety of products are also available; magic wands, crystals, CD's, and more.

"Workshops we offer," Maryanne explains, "Help people to find that focus; that inner spark, that contact they need with themselves in order to go through that positive affirmation process, to clear away the negative allowing them to move on with their lives with some focus and intent. In making yourselves better, doing things better, you must realize the impact and overall intent of the outcome.

Understanding that not everyone is 100% positive all the time, Maryanne conceives, "There are those who get down on themselves; there are good days and bad days. There are those who like to make others miserable. Using energy to enhance yourself creates your own reality. Positive affirmations on a consistent basis such as, "I am healthier today; I am well" can turn your life around. It also helps rectify the negative, unsavoury experiences around you. It affects everybody. Being who you are naturally helps someone else be who they are."

A number of cases where people have healed themselves from serious illness by searching within and keeping positive conclude miracles happen every day. "When you program your mind, your brain with all its electrochemical balance - the pluses, the minuses, the positives, the negatives, the chemicals that cause cellular structurals (different growths), this will affect the body and how it grows. What happens with the body is directly affected by the mind. By having a positive mind-set you can make yourself happy, healthy and whole." Practise is the key.

"Always remember to maintain a positive attitude about yourself whenever times are tough, when you feel overwhelmed, when you fear you won't succeed, whether you have an illness or down-side on your luck. Come back up from those depths; make yourself more whole or rise above by positive affirmation, laws of attraction and being the change you want to see in this world. Think all those things and consider the facts that I can make my existence, I can make myself better, I can represent myself as to who I am because I am a person who deserves that. The strong point - we have control over ourselves."

It is our responsibility to maintain control in our lives, utilizing positive thinking to safeguard against negativity from outside sources.

Click here to view Maryanne Grabowski's appearance on the Ask Your Angels Talk Show.

With gratitude we thank our special guest, Maryanne Grabowski (Florence Dwelling) for a memorable experience and the gift of positive thinking.


"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes." Gandhi

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Mind, Body and Soul - Your Journey to Wellness

With only a day to go before our next blog show I was quite concerned over who would be joining us for the evening.  The phone rang.  Dr. John Stewart, a previous guest on Ask Your Angels called to see how the "tech guy" and I were getting along. 

"I've yet to find anyone for tomorrow night's show John," I replied.  John asked if I'd called Nicole Dunn.  (John highly recommended Nicole a few weeks prior, however it slipped my mind.) 

They say "God works in mysterious ways."  I can see why some would take this view.  However, when it comes to Angels, they are quite obvious.  Watch for signs.  Angels are great networkers.  Answering a silent cry for help my angel spoke to John's angel.  Perhaps John felt a whisper of wings near his ear or a flutter in his heart; no matter.  The message was sent and John called.

I felt an instant connection to Nicole who suggested a discussion on Acupuncture, Reiki and Bowan Therapy.  With a meditation class just prior she'd need to fly out the door to be here by 8:20 p.m.

True to her promise Nicole arrived on time, despite a client fainting toward the end of meditation class.  "That's a little more relaxed than you want them to get," I surmised.  Nicole agreed, explaining the meditation works wonders in dispelling toxins.  Feeling the stress of the day melting away the woman in question experienced extreme heat which lead to lightheadednessOnce revived, she assured Nicole the experience was very positive.  Nicole invited our viewers to her upcoming Meditation Class.

New to Bowan Therapy, I was intriqued.  To quote Nicole's website, "The Bowen Technique is a gentle, deeply relaxing, non-invasive physical therapy that frees the body to attain its natural balance and healing. Effective as a structural treatment for specific pain, Bowen therapy addresses the body as a whole. Its embrace often extends beyond the presenting symptom to the healing of underlying physical, chemical, emotional and mental causes of chronic illnesses."

The Bowan method is gentle and non-invasive.  Stress, when absorbed by the body, leads to many physical aiments in addition to emotional set-backs.  Targeting a specific problem, Bowan Therapy offers recovery and pain relief by eliminating stress build-up in muscles and soft tissues.

Acupuncture is another effective method for balancing internal organs.  Barely coping with pain from an ear infection, Nicole's son found relief from acupuncture minutes following treatment.  One listener on pins and needles asked "How painful is the procedure?"  Placing a small, hair-thin, sterilized stainless steel pin in the dermis, Nicole demonstrated.  Following, she exhibited an uncut, pain-free hand.

Another caller asked, "Can infertility be cured by acupuncture?"  Explaining that meridians (energy channels) run throughout our bodies, Nicole offered an example of how a disfunctional flow can affect our bodies.  "Picture a circuit board," she suggested.  By visualizing lines going from one tissue to the other, all lit up, we recognize the body in perfect working order.  Now visualize some of those lines burnt out, or blinking.  Something is amiss.  Acupuncture can assist in reconnecting those points, resulting in overall well-being and increased energy.  In this state, anything is possible!

Acupuncture Ear Therapy is the new craze.  With over 200 points around our ears representing various parts of our anatomy, treatments can be as easy as placing a stud on your ear; periodically tapping it for results.  However, Nicole conjects that many teenage ear piercings could lead to underlying internal issues.  Food for thought.

Having recently graduated Reiki - Level 1, I was happy to share Nicole's thoughts on energy healing.  (Please note, whereas I have graduated Reiki I, Nicole is a Reiki Master.)  Reiki symbols are sacred, handed down from Master to Master.  Reiki (Universal Life Energy) is the art of directing energy to the patient.  Spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion.  One must not give Reiki without permission.  Reiki will balance mind, body and soul.

Our discussion quickly moved to Iridology.  Excluded from the line-up, this topic proved to be most fascinating of all!  Dating back to 1861, Iridology offers a window view (through the iris) of our internal organs and exposed nerve endings. Sharing the story of Nils Liljequist who found an owl with a broken leg (it's suggested the young Swedish boy broke the owl's leg) Nicole takes us on a journey of wonder.

Observing a black stripe in the owl's iris following the breakage, Nils took note.  After nursing the owl back to health Niles aknowledged the disappearance of the black stripe.  Now replaced by fine, jagged white lines similar to stitches, Niles appreciated the body's ability to heal itself.

Years passed, and Niles became a doctor specializing in Iridology.  (Hopefully we can entice Nicole back to our show to discuss Iridology in detail.)

In the meantime, we welcome you to contact Nicole at or by phoning 905-407-0210. 

A special thank you to Nicole for joining us on such short notice!  I'm sure you'll agree, the evening was a great success!

Click here to view the video for Mind, Body and Soul - Your Journey to Wellness.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - Hypnosis for Health, Happiness and Healing

The eyes are the mirror to the soul.  Monica Jain's eyes reflect peace, love, empathy and a generous helping of kindness.  Specialzing in esoteric and healing sciences at the Boyle House Wellness Centre in Brampton, Monica joined us, continuing our discussion on Past Life Regression.  More importantly, Monica shared the hypnosis process, putting any trepidation or misguided fear to rest.  Are we in control?  The misconception that we are helpless during hypnosis is unfounded. 

"The complete opposite is true," assures Monica.  "In a relaxed state, you are very focused and concentrated.  You are completely aware of everything around you.  All the senses are heightened. You are very much in control.  You would not do anything under hypnosis that you would not do otherwise."

Recalling last week's self-hypnotic regression at Florence Dwelling's Meditation Class, the feeling of utter relaxation was akin to paralization.  Although conscious of my surroundings, I had little desire to move. 

"If you're not hypnotized and a fly lands on your nose, what are you going to do?" Monica asks.  "You would swat the fly away.  Under hypnosis you'll be very aware there's a fly on your nose, but most likely you will leave the fly to go away on its own." 

"We are not asleep during hypnosis; it's just a different brain wave," Monica said, comparing the brain waves to those we produce just prior to falling asleep.  If you were to try self-hypnosis this would be the ideal time to connect with your subconscious mind.

Acting as facilitator Monica assures us a safe hypnotic experience that suits our individual needs.  Absorbing information by various methods, Monica understands some people are auditory while others are visual

"If you are a visual person, the hypnotist would assist you in a visual manner - using visual words; creating images for you. You're going to relate, making it very easy to slip into hypnosis.  Everybody is hypnotizable, as long as they are able to focus and have self-concentration.  If the hypnotist can talk to the person in their own language, the way they intake information and in a way they can understand then there's no problem, if the person wants to be hypnotized."

Why hypnosis - what are the benefits?   "Hypnosis is about working together; co-creating change.  That's how it works," summarizes Monica, "It's very safe.  Usually in a past life regression you will find something that will help you in a current life." 

At the Boyle House Wellness Centre hypnosis can assist in many areas such as overcoming fears and phobias, enhancing self-esteem, making habit changes, refined goal-setting and reducing stress. On the Boyle House Wellness Centre's website ( Monica admits, "I am grateful for the insights I have gained by facilitating spiritual regressions, both Past Life & Life between Lives for those who seek enlightenment about their spiritual life. This helps in fostering self-discovery."

Accepting Monica's generous invitation I am thrilled to be visiting the Boyle House Wellness Centre in October for a complimentary session. 
Toward the end of our show, Monica shared clearing and healing techniques for energy, home, office, chakras and auras.  Presented with a book on Pranic Healing, I was touched by Monica's thoughtfulness.  It was a lovely evening, one that I hope to repeat in the New Year should Monica accept my invitation to visit us again.

A special thanks to Monica Jain of the Boyle House Wellness Centre and our devoted viewers; especially Ascended_Master and Twin_Flame who, like angels on earth, are our BlogTV guardians!

Click here to view our interview on Hypnosis for Health with Monica Jain.